The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Lord Browne of Ladyton (Des Browne) has been serving as Nuclear Threat Initiative’s (NTI) Vice Chairman since 2014. He also serves as Chair of the European Leadership Network. Formerly, he was a Member of the British Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun from 1997 to 2010. Lord Browne was appointed Secretary of State for Defence in 2006 and from 2007 to 2008, he served as the Secretary of State for Scotland. From 2009 to 2014, he served as Convenor of the top level group of parliamentarians for multi-lateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
In this interview, Lord Browne provides an overview of cyber threats to nuclear weapon command, control and communications systems in the United States and abroad, outlines the safeguards in place to address cyber vulnerabilities, and stresses the importance of organizations like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in monitoring threats to nuclear materials and industry.